How To Install MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7

Install MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MyCollab Project Management Software on your CentOS 7 server.  For those of you who didn’t know, MyCollab is a free and open-source collaboration tool, it has three existing modules: Project Management, CRM, and Document Management. Intuitive UI, rich features, high performance, and stability are the advantages compared with various popular tools in the market such as Redmine, Bugzilla, Mantis, etc. This open-source is included in a trusted commercial product that is deployed on hundreds of companies’ servers.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation MyCollab Project Management Software on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Install the LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Java.

You will also need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 8 or higher. You can install it by running the following command:

yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk

Step 3. Installing MyCollab Project Management Software.

The first thing to do is to go to MyCollab Project Management Software’s download page and download the latest stable version of MyCollab:

wget https://github.com/MyCollab/mycollab/releases/download/Release_7.0.3/MyCollab-All-7.0.3.zip

After downloading Concrete5 you will need to unzip master.zip. To do this, run:

unzip MyCollab-All-7.0.3.zip

You can install MyCollab by running the provided startup.sh installation script:

cd MyCollab-7.0.3/bin
sudo ./startup.sh

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for MyCollab Project Management.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for MyCollab Project Management. Run the following command:

mysql -u root -p

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for the MyCollab Project Management installation:

MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE USER 'mcuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
MariaDB [(none)]>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON mycollab.* TO 'mcuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION;
MariaDB [(none)]>exit;

Step 5. Configure Firewall for MyCollab.

Next step, we should allow HTTP traffic on port 8080 through the firewall. You can do this by running the following command:

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8080/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload

Step 6. Accessing MyCollab Web Interface.

MyCollab will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com:8080 or http://server-ip:8080 and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Install MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MyCollab. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MyCollab Project Management Software on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MyCollab website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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